Darren Clarke appointed Europe's Ryder Cup captain for 2016

Darren Clarke

London, Feb 19 - Northern Irishman Darren Clarke has been appointed as Europe's captain for the 2016 Ryder Cup against United States at Hazeltine.

Reflecting on his selection, Clarke said that the Ryder Cup had been a massive part of his life and his career, so to have the chance to lead Europe next year was a huge honour, the BBC reported.

Clarke won the Ryder Cup four times and has been part of winning teams as a vice captain in 2010 and 2012. (ANI)

Davis Love likely to captain US Ryder Cup team in 2016

Davis Love likely to captain US Ryder Cup team in 2016

Johannesburg, Feb 18 : Former US PGA champion Davis Love is reportedly set to captain the Americans against Europe in 2016 .

The PGA of America would declare Love as the US team skipper next year at Hazeltine on February 24 at its Florida headquarters, Sport24 reported.

The Love-led team lost the 2012 Ryder Cup to Europe in a dramatic finish by a single point. (ANI)

Tiger Woods advised to seek Beatles type Indian spiritual guru to revive career

Tiger Woods

London, Feb 13 - Former world number one golfer Tiger Woods may require a spiritual Indian guru to rediscover his on-field form and preserve his elite status in the sport as he would be a big loss if he quits, according to a golf commentator.

The 14-time major winner on Thursday announced that he was quitting the game " indefinitely" in view of his staggering decline in form.

Reflecting on Tiger's slump in form, golf commentator Peter Alliss said that Tiger might go to India like the Beatles and discover something magical, adding that he would be a huge miss, the BBC reported.

Thai legend Thaworn Wiratchant leads steller cast at Indian Open

Thai legend Thaworn Wiratchant leads steller cast at Indian Open

New Delhi - Two-time champion, Thaworn Wiratchant of Thailand will look to complete a hattrict of titles when he leads an impressive cast to the USD 1.5 million Indian Open next week.

Thaworn, who holds an unprecedented 18 Asian Tour titles -- including the Indian Open crown in 2005 and 2012, will be among the top contenders at the event which is sanctioned by the Asian Tour and European Tour for the first time.

Fitness guru claims wrong training post surgery can be 'catastrophic' for Woods' career

Fitness guru claims wrong training post surgery can be 'catastrophic' for Woods'

London, Feb 10 - Former English striker Drewe Broughton has claimed that surgery topped with wrong training would be 'catastrophic' for ex-world number one Tiger Woods' career, unless the golfer acts now.

Woods' hopes of a 15th Major seem further away than ever after the American superstar pulled out of the Farmers Insurance Open after just 11 holes this week, and it was followed by a career-worst 82 in the second round at Phoenix last week where he missed the cut.

Anirban Lahiri wins Malaysian Open to secure breakthrough European Tour title

Indian golf ace Anirban Lahiri

Johannesburg, Feb 09 - Indian golf ace Anirban Lahiri overhauled Austrian Bernd Wiesberger in a dramatic final round of the Malaysian Open to secure his breakthrough European Tour title on Sunday.

Just three months after coming through qualifying school, Lahiri made up five shots on overnight leader Wiesberger before holding his nerve over the last few holes to emerge a winner by a single stroke after carding a four-under-par 68.

Women's golf No. 1 Lydia Ko went 'OMG' over Lorde's congratulatory tweet

Lydia Ko

Wellington, Feb 05 - South Korea born New Zealand golfer Lydia Ko claims that she was star struck when her fellow New Zealand teen singing superstar Lorde's tweet for her, after she was ranked women's golf world number one.

Ko was ranked the women's golf world number one on Tuesday and speaking for the first time since then, she said that she had taken the past couple of days to let everything to sink in. She claimed that she has tried to go back to her normal routine, but added that it's a huge honour.

McIlroy settles multi-million-pound case with ex-agents ahead of US Masters

Rory McIlroy

Johannesburg, Feb 05 - Northern Irish golf ace Rory McIlroy settled a multi-million pounds case with his former management company on Wednesday, just a day after proceedings opened at Dublin's High Court and sparred himself a protracted legal battle ahead of the Masters in April.

The world number one golfer had sued Conor Ridge's Horizon Sports Management company, who in turn counter-sued the Northern Irishman over the terms of an agreement he struck with the firm in 2011.

Tiger Woods now a subject of sympathy

Tiger Woods now a subject of sympathy

San Diego: No one can recall these kinds of odds for Tiger Woods at any tournament, certainly not one at Torrey Pines. He is listed at 50-to-1, which prompted a question that was even more shocking than the odds. Was that to win? Or to make the cut?

Perhaps even more telling was an observation from Padraig Harrington.

"Did you ever think you would hear a professional golfer genuinely and sincerely say, 'I hope Tiger Woods plays better,'" Harrington said over the weekend.

Tiger Woods out of top 50 for 1st time in more than 3 years

Tiger Woods out of top 50 for 1st time in more than 3 years

Scottsdale - Tiger Woods, coming off an 82 for his worst round as a pro, will be out of the top 50 in the world ranking for the first time in more than three years.

And if he doesn't turn his game around quickly, he will be ineligible for a World Golf Championship for only the second time in his career.

Woods was No. 1 in the world eight months ago. But after missing most of last year recovering from back surgery, and playing poorly in the few times he did play, Woods made his 2015 debut in the Phoenix Open at No. 47 in the world. He missed the cut by 12 shots.

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